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PAUL MAUSER, THE NOTED GUN DESIGNER AND DEVELOPER,  TRANSFERS 16 OF HIS GUN PATENTS TO A U.S. MANUFACTURER  ~~ AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE AUTOGRAPH

MAUSER, PAUL   (1838-1914)   German weapon designer and manufacturer on verso. Surprizing scarce, Typed Document Signed twice “Paul Mauser,” and again as “P. Mauser.”   Five full pages, legal folio.  [8¼ x 13 inches].   Stuttgart, Germany with U.S. Patent Office stamp.  January 10, 1905.

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NATHANIEL GORHAM,  RUFUS KING, NATHAN DANE  – AND THE CONGRESSMEN OF: “THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS ASSEMBLED”  —  PROBE THE OVERLAPPING JURISDICTIONS OF STATE AND FEDERAL LEGAL SYSTEMS IN THE ‘NEW’ UNITED STATES

GORHAM, NATHANIEL.  (1738-1796).  Signer of the US Constitution.  Uncommon Manuscript Letter Signed, “Nath. Gorham,” and countersigned by RUFUS KING and NATHAN DANE.  One page, folio.  New York, October 10, 1787. 

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A TICKET TO FLY WITH AMELIA EARHART!

EARHART, AMELIA.  (1897-1937).  American aviator.  Her Signature, “Amelia Earhart”, penned on an orange 16mo ticket-card stock, that is imprinted: ‘BOSTON-MAINE AIRWAYS’ and entitling “Mrs Ralph Gilmore, …to take a flight in a B.M. tri-motored airliner.  A seat has been reserved for you on flight number 8 at 11:10AM.  — Amerlia Earhart Day,  Waterville Airport  /  Augut 13, 1934.” 

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KING GEORGE III  —  INTERVENES IN THE POLITICAL SQUABBLE FOR POWER BETWEEN PRIME MINISTER ROCKINGHAM, AND LORD SHELBURNE, WHO WAS TO BECOME PRIME MINISTER JUST 3 MONTHS LATER AFTER ROCKINGHAM’S DEATH, AND WHOSE APPOINMENT TO THE OFFICE OF PRIME MINISTER WAS MADE WITH THE CONDITION OF ENSURING PEACE  —  WITH THE AMERICAN COLONIES

GEORGE III.  (1738-1820).  King of England, (1760-1820).  Scarce, Autograph Letter Signed, “George R”, as King.   One full page, quarto.  Windsor, April 5, 1782.  Very fine condition.  To “My Lord”.  A remarkably important royal statement of command, written in the form of a letter. 

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DR. BENJAMIN WATERHOUSE.    —   A VERY RARE AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED  FROM THE PIONEER OF VACCINATION IN THE UNITED STATES    —  HE HELPED ERADICATE SMALL POX 

WATERHOUSE, BENJAMIN.  (1754-1846).  American physician;  co-founder and professor of Harvard Medical School; known for being the first doctor to test the smallpox vaccine in the United States, which he carried out on his own family.   Very rare Autograph Letter Signed, “Benjn. Waterhouse”.  One full page, quarto.  Cambridge, January 5, 1799.  Very fine condition.

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WITH A HARLEY-DAVIDSON…  “THE MORE THE MERRIER”  “CERTAINLY APPLIES TO A BUNCH OF LIVE, CARE-FREE MOTORCYCLE RIDERS.  THERE ARE SO MANY PLACES TO GO,  SO MANY NEW THINGS TO SEE, AND SO MUCH SPORT AND FUN TO ENJOY WITH A HARLEY-DAVIDSON…”

DAVIDSON, ARTHUR. (1881–1950). One of the Original Founders of Harley-Davidson Motor Co.  Uncommon Typed Letter Signed “Arthur Davidson”, on Harley-Davidson letterhead. One page, quarto. “Milwaukee, February 20, 1936, to Mr. Marcus Hilden, Ellsworth, Wisconsin.

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ROBERT E. LEE ~~  A FINE, RELATIVELY EARLY, ALS WITH GOOD BIOGRAPHICAL AND FAMILY CONTENT

LEE, ROBERT E. (1807-1870). Confederate General in the American Civil War.  Possibly unpublished, Autograph Letter Signed “R E Lee”. 2 ¼ pages, closely written quarto pages. Fort Hamilton, N.Y., August 6, 1846. Integral stamp-less cover addressed fully in Lee’s hand. To Mrs. Wickham “Care of Wm. Wickham, Esq. New Taylorsville, Virginia.”

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